Simple floral layout with a paper punch

Chapter:    Series: Bookmarks & Cards

Pulled up my flower paper punch the other day and went on punching in hope of getting some ideas on cards and as embellishments. I began with these 2 cards, I punched the flower in plain white and had some coloured loosely with watercolours.

Gold watercolour paint was splattered onto both cards for that hint of “defiance”.

I went with a black and white striped background to complement the flowers. And also because it was quick to get ready. To add some interest, black beads were adhered to the middle of each flower. Below are the steps I took to put both cards together.


  1. Use a broad brush to make stripes across the card panels.
  2. For the card with the plain white flowers (above right), I punched partially onto the watercoloured background along the edge of the panel before adhering the panel onto a 4″ x 6″ card base. Used a tape runner to do that.
  3. Splatter gold watercolour paint.
  4. Adhere black beads onto the centres of each flower with Konishi glue. I have filled an empty bottle with the glue and used a longish precision applicator cap.
  5. Stamp the sentiment on a strip of cardstock with embossing ink and gold heat emboss.
  6. Trim the strip into two separate words and adhere them onto the base with foam adhesive.
  7. For the card with coloured flowers, first punch six flowers out from white cardstock.
  8. Add watercolour loosely onto each piece.
  9. Align and adhere the punch outs onto the card panels. Trim off overhang portions.
  10. Adhere black beads onto the centres of each flower with Konishi glue.
  11. On a strip of cardstock, stamp sentiment in black then clear heat emboss.
  12. Adhere the sentiment strip with foam tape.
  13. Paste panel onto a 4″ x 6″ card base.

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